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Day 4 of the Divine Mercy Novena

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In the Diary of St. Faustina, Jesus asked that the Feast of Divine Mercy, known today as Divine Mercy Sunday, be preceded by a Novena to The Divine Mercy. A Novena is nine days of prayer in preparation for a feast. In the case of the Novena to Divine Mercy, we pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy each day for a specific intention. Those intentions are: all mankind, especially sinners; the souls of priests and religious; all devout and faithful souls; those who do not believe in God and those who do not yet know Jesus; the souls who have separated themselves from the Church; the meek and humble souls and the souls of little children; the souls who especially venerate and glorify His mercy; the souls detained in purgatory; and souls who have become lukewarm.

Our Lord told St. Faustina, "I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fountain of My mercy, that they may draw ... strength and refreshment and whatever grace they need in the hardships of life, and especially at the hour of death" (Diary, 1209).

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Fourth Day:
Today bring to Me THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD* AND THOSE WHO DO NOT YET KNOW ME. I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal comforted My Heart. Immerse them in the ocean of My mercy.


Most compassionate Jesus, You are the Light of the whole world. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who do not believe in God and of those who as yet do not know You. Let the rays of Your grace enlighten them that they, too, together with us, may extol Your wonderful mercy; and do not let them escape from the abode which is Your Most Compassionate Heart.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who do not believe in You, and of those who as yet do not know You, but who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Draw them to the light of the Gospel. These souls do not know what great happiness it is to love You. Grant that they, too, may extol the generosity of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.

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If you have missed a day of the novena, don't be discouraged. Read Dr. Robert Stackpole's column, "What If I Miss a Day of the Novena?"

To catch up with previous days, view our novena page.

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Susan - Apr 6, 2015

We have our Novenain Melbourne, Victoria. We have a lovely Polish priest from Roman. Such a wonderful, special young man. He speaks with love, devotion and wisdom almost beyond his years. Very grateful for Blessings such as this.

Lita Victoria Fabugais - Apr 6, 2015

We have been praying this Novena of Devine Mercy since Good Friday, April 3rd, it has been very fruitful with more people joining in. Thank God for leading me to this Novena prayer. On April 12th we will be celebrating the closing of this Novena, a Bazaar will be held in the garden of our Church. Wishing more people will join the Devine Mercy prayers every 3pm in our Franciscus Xaverius Church in Denpasar, Bali.

Elizabeth - Mar 29, 2016

"Mankind will not know peace unless it turns with trust to my mercy." (Jesus to St. Faustina).
Lack of trust in Jesus and rejection of His mercy - these are recipes for chaos and disaster. This is why the world has problems. The Lord clearly stated it. We need the Novena to Divine Mercy. We need to pray without ceasing for conversion of hearts.